Friday Flame Wars – Duke Nukem Forever: Cool Throwback or Fail to the King?
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It finally happened: Duke Nukem Forever is available for sale, for better or worse.
If you’re at all interested in video games, you’ve seen the coverage of the game. Lots of outlets like Destructoid, Ars Technica and IGN have panned the title, or at least called it mediocre. Fans continue to claim “parody,” even though calling Duke a parody doesn’t really make…sense…but whatever. For the part of our reviewer, Phil Owen, he actually kinda liked the game in a nostalgic shooter kind of way.
So we’re putting the question to you: Is Duke Nukem Forever an example of all that is wrong with humanity, video games and a universe in which bad things can happen to good people? Or is it just a throwback title to a simpler time that really shouldn’t be taken so damn seriously?
Is Duke Nukem Forever awful or awesome?
Hit the comments and let us know what you think.